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wife and children. >> we think of jennifer, haley and makalya every second of every day. >> tonight, searching for justice after an unthinkable crime. he's accused of murdering 13 people during the fort hood shooting spree. now, it's time for major nidal hasan to finally face a judge. plus -- drugs in america. tonight, the startling new study that's forcing the question -- why are so many people getting high? gunfire ringing through the halls of one of the best hospitals in the world today as police say a man overwhelmed by his mother's condition pulled a gun and opened fire on her doctor. the shooting didn't stop there. it happened at johns hopkins medical center. investigators say the doctor had just told 50-year-old paul warren partis his mother had been left paralyzed. >> during the course of the conversation with the doctor, mr. davis removed a small semiautomatic handgun from his waist area, waistband area and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor. >> that's when police started the evacuations, they blocked off the floor and shut down parts of the hospital. this afte
night in the crosshairs of this predator. >> elgrant and attractive, jennifer hawk pettitte and daughter mckay l makayla were d in the shopping center. >> pretty girls. a pretty mom. a high end car, let's take 'em. >> these guys were the ultimate boogieman. the people you don't expect to run into in a neighborhood like this one. >> the 29-year-old alleged mastermind recruited 47-year-old steven hayes with 26 prior convictions for burglary and weapons. family members wonder how the career felons walked the streets. jennifer's sister cindy renn? >> i honestly cannot imagine any human being doing this. and that is all i think. >> graphic images displayed in the trial almost too much to bear as jurors hear how the beasts entered the unlocked door and assaulted his beautiful daughters while they were tied to their bed posts. >> everyone was upset. they are watching these pictures on tv that they are showing and the ones in the newspaper and they are all in tears. >> they watched jennifer's desperate attempt to fulfill a ransom demand, at the same time sounding the alarm to concerned bankers,
surveillance video, a clear picture, the final picture of jennifer hawke-petit, less than an hour before her death. prosecutors say petit was at a local bank withdrawing $15,000 and calmly told the bank teller her entire family was being held hostage at home. she needed the money for ransom. at 9:21 a.m., with jennifer still in the bank, the manager made a chilling call to 911. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now, who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. if the police are told, they will kill the children and the husband. she says they are being very nice. they have their faces covered. she is petrified. >> reporter: with good reason. prosecutors say these two men, steven hayes and joshua komisarjevsky were terrorizing the family, beating dr. petit with a baseball bat and tying him to this pole in the basement. his two daubters were tied to their beds upstairs, all tortured overnight until the sun came up and the bank opened up. >> they're tied up, she said. she's taking $15,000 out of her credit line. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody if she go
2007 connecticut hope invasion that left jennifer hawk pettitte and her two daughters dead. craig has the details. we will take a look at your piece, first. >> reporter: kimberly, the testimony in the steven hayes murder trial was so powerful it sent family members scurrying from the courtroom. you are a fox news legal analyst. how could someone do something like this to these little girls? pour gas across their bodies and set them ablaze. tell me about the testimony? >> horrible. i have been a prosecutor for many years and seen a lot of murders and those images never leave your brain but this one was just about the worst that i can imagine. >> text messages between murder suspects joshua and steven hayes plotting out the dangerous plan. the state fire marshall graphic description how gas was splashed across 11-year-old mikala's body and set ablaze while teetherred to a bed post and how her sister got up from the burning bed on fire when the restraints melted from the heat and then collapsed and died. >> nicki, sherman, you are a defense attorney. also the author of how can you defend
, he heard his wife, jennifer. i heard her say that she would need to get dressed. and need to get her purse and checkbook to get to the bank. hayes drove jennifer to the bank. petrified, she told the teller, she needed to withdraw $15,000. police say hayes and petit returned home where she was sexually assaulted. the girls were tied to their beds. petit said he may have heard the men's voices and moaning. someone said, are you all right? it's going to be all over in a couple of minutes. it was a different tone. it was much more sinister. i felt a jolt of adrenaline. and thought it's now or never in my mind. at that moment, i thought they were going to shoot all of us. petit managed to get his hands untied, but not his feet. i hopped up to the stairs. got to the top and fell. still pound, petit literally rolled to a neighbor's house. his wife and daughters died after the suspects set the home on fire. the men were caught later by police while driving the family's minivan. the defense chose not to cross-examine dr. petit. >> to question him would be disastrous for the hearts of the jury
the death penalty. we learned about the key moment when jennifer hawke-petit was forced to withdraw $15,000 from her bank account, her family being held hostage at the time at home. a moment that led to this 911 call by a bank teller. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now, who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she's getting $15,000 to bring out to them. that if the police are told, they will kill her children and the husband. her name is jennifer petit, p-e-t-i-t. she lives at [ bleep ]. she says they are being very nice. they have their faces covered. she is petrified. >> randi kaye has new details from court today. we finally learned the alleged motive behind this horrific crime. >> we sure did, anderson. chilling details. what we now know after years of waiting is this crime may have taken place because one of the suspects, steven hayes, was, quote, desperate for money. according to a connecticut police detective who interviewed hayes after the murders in july 2007. the detective testified in court tod
, that was the original motive. they tie up the family, that's dr. william petit and his wife jennifer hwke-petit. there is the family picture. later on jennifer and the two kids were killed and william petit was the only survivor. tied them up all night, wait until morning and they drive jennifer hawke-petit to the bank of america, there's the surveillance video. she's going in there and withdrawals $15,000 to pay the ransom to these two men. these two men were telling her, we'll untie your family and get out of here. she takes out the money and gets back home and pays them off. within an hour of this surveillance video at the bank, she was dead, along with her two kids. they set the house on fire. >> i covered a lot of court cases, this is one of the most horrendous things i've ever heard in my life what these two suspects reportedly did to these two young girls. >> sexual assault and they were giving details of it. >> photographic evidence that they talked about in court. >> jurors have win weeping in this case. how many trials have you covered and i covered that the jury sits there and
of time. >> good morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. it is 7:26. here's a look at some of our top stories for you. in baltimore city, a fight between two family members turned deadly. officers were called just before 8:00 last night to the 1000 block of north stricker street in west baltimore for a fight between her aunt and her niece. the injuries to the aunt were so bad she was taken to the hospital where she later died. police are still investigating this case. >> three people are recovering after being stabbed onboard an m.t.a. bus. it happened around 2:30 at liberty heights in northwest avenue near the mall. a fight broke out on bus number 51 which left three people with stab wounds. >> the bus driver brought the bus to rest here outside the mall. there were people here scheduled for their regular after-school duty, and people were unloading the bus, and the officers were able to board the bus and get the officers off. >> all three victims were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive. police are continuing to investigate. >> in a separate stabbing incident, police are loo
. this is the video show chilling. it shows jennifer hawke-petit scared. she told the teller two men were holding her family hostage. the bank teller called police. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000 to bring out to them. that if the police are told, they will kill her children and the husband. >> police went to the house. didn't move in, though, for more than 30 minutes. they watched the house. nothing seemed unusual from the outside. we now, of course, know that inside a nightmare was unfolding. mr. petit was beaten with a baseball bat and tied up in the basement. he survived. his wife was raped and strang told death. one of his daughters also assaulted and the house lit on fire. both girls apparently died from the smoke. both men are on trial for their lives and face the death penalty. tonight we asked randi kaye to investigate the accused and how they could have allegedly done such horrific things. here's the crime and punishment report. >> reporter: a
, jennifer, at a bank that morning, trying to withdraw $15,000 in cash. >> what's your emergency? >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says her husband and children are being held at their house. >> okay. her husband and family. >> yes. they're tied up, she says. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody, if she got back there with the money. she believes them. >> reporter: the suspect, steven hayes, and his accomplice, took jennifer hawke-petit back home and sexually assaulted her before killing her. they set hire to the house, killing 17-year-old hayley and mikhail la. steven hayes and joshua cam jef ski who is awaiting trial, could get the death penalty. >> the two suspects in the case had offered to plead guilty in exchange for life sentences. but prosecutors want the death penalty. >>> the army has revealed that two people were buried in the wrong graves at arlington national cemetery. and officials are warning there could be similar mixups. the details were revealed during an investigation of bookkeeping. they got thousands of calls by worried families after the investigat
. >>> and a mother caught on tape. jennifer petit, forced to withdraw ransom money to try to save her family. new questions this morning about the police response. >>> and the pope meets the queen. for the first time in a generation. the leader of the roman catholic church visits the united kingdom. question is, when the pope meets a queen, who bows first? question of the morning, perhaps. as we do say good morning, america. we have live pictures of the pope meeting now with the queen in scotland. the first official state visit a pope has ever made to the u.k. and we'll have more on this ahead. >> creating a lot of excitement. of course, the pope had a controversy there last year, when he seemed to invite members of the church of england to come over to the catholic church. he's trying to smooth that over now. >>> also here at home, what a whirlwind created by christine o'donne o'donnell's victory yesterday in delaware. the republican establishment was doing everything to block her to keep her from running. and now, they're rushing to talk to her. we put our interview with her on my "bottom line"
. >> jennifer, hailey and makayla were the most important people in my life and i really can't dig in a tpaoeu that insinuation with a response and i think the evidence put on by the prosecution speaks for itself. @ martha: a new picture is surfacing of the alleged mastermind behind the european terror plot. this is the number 3 leader. the security teams say that hall threats in this case are still active. president obama sitting down with families in iowa for another conversation on the economy. it's part of a major push to rally support ahead of the midterm election. major protests are erupting today all across europe. we showed you scenes from spain workers taking to the streets, shutting down cities angry over government spending cuts. this is a big story today, jury selection is now underway in the trial of the first kwaupb kwaupb da da guantanamo boy detainee. the blasts leveled the buildings in kenya and tans knee a killing 224 people, including 12 americans and injuring over a thousand more. people on the streets near that blast site were instantly incinerated, other people died unde
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